The Family Jewels 5K (formerly known as the Jaimeson Jones Memorial 5K) is a fun, timed trail run/walk at the historic and beautiful Saint Edward State Park in Kenmore, Washington, which was Jaimeson’s favorite place to run, especially in the rain.
Jaimeson himself was the inspiration for this homage. The family decided to ask Bothell High School runners to start the festivities at Jaimeson’s Celebration of Life in October 2010. That led to the thought, “We should put on a 5K on Jaimeson’s birthday!” And the 1st Annual Jaimeson Jones Memorial 5K was born, taking place on March 12, 2011, just five months after Jaimeson died.
From there, it was only a short leap to envision the missions of the 5K: to fund a scholarship to help college students who have had a sibling with cancer, and to educate young men about the signs and symptoms of testicular cancer. In these ways, we honor and remember Jaimeson and his drive, endurance and full-tilt efforts, while putting his name to an effort of which we think he’d be very proud.